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51 Long Ln., 2nd Floor, Office 4
Upper Darby PA 19082
USA
phone: 215-631-3230
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Andre S. Watson, PsyD, is a Child, Adolescent, Family, and Couples Psychologist in active clinical practice. Legally blind since age 9, he specializes in adjustment to Blindness and other sensory and physical disabilities.

Dr. Watson conducts individual short and long-term therapy with patients dealing with various DSM diagnoses, chronic mental health issues, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and relationship problems. He delivers child, family, and couples’ psychotherapy with diverse and underserved populations. Dr. Watson also facilitates adjustment to blindness groups for blind adolescence with the Overbrook School for the Blind. For this, and his dedication to his field, he was honored with the “Excellence in Empathy” award from Widener University.

Dr. Watson has significant teaching and public speaking experience. He delivers speeches to audiences, patients, colleagues, and readers about adjustment issues and the social and emotional changes that individuals and families may expect with a disability. Dr. Watson is the author of the book, Vision in the Dark: How Living in the Dark taught me to see the light. An accomplished athlete, he participated in the 2008 Para Olympics in Beijing, China for Judo.



Dr. Watson on Vision in the Dark

Litigation Support - Dr. Watson provides expert witness services for cases involving the social and emotional adjustment of disabilities. His services include medical record review, thorough reporting, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Children and Family Psychology
  • Aggressive Children
  • Depression
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Psychotherapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adjustment To Blindness
  • Psychological Disabilities
  • Custody Issues
  • Competency Issues
  • Suicide
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Special Education
  • Blind Athletics


Andre Watson, PsyD
In seeing in the Dark, Andre Watson discusses his journey as a blind visionary. Even though he has no eye sight, he has used his life experiences to develop a new way of seeing himself, others, and the world. Overcoming the misconceptions of blindness proves to be fortuitous as Andre has strived to become a clinical psychologist, an accomplished athlete, husband, and father. The readers will get a glimpse into how he sees and how that way of seeing has helped inspire audiences, guide patients, and redefine what it means to “see” even if one is physically in the dark.
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Washington State University
Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FASHP, FASCP
College of Pharmacy
HSB Suite 210 PO Box 1495
Spokane WA 99210-1495
USA
phone: 509-358-7724
fax: 509-358-7744
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Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FASHP, FASCP is a Professor of Pharmacotherapy with over 30 years of pharmaceutical experience. Dr. Skaer's research and professional experience includes pharmacy practice, chronic pain, mental health, substance abuse, and complementary and alternative medicine. She is licensed pharmacist in California, Idaho, and Washington.

Dr. Skaer’s current research involves the use of mindfulness and multiple family group problem solving for the Treatment of Chronic Pain in those with high risk of Opioid Use. Her plans are to expand this intervention to manage chronic insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents, American Indians, veterans, and other populations.

Other research interests include chronic pain, comorbid mental illness in chronic disease, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, mindfulness, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharamcoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research has been supported by over $3.2 million in grants from foundations and pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Skaer has published 110 professional abstracts, 82 research papers, 43 review articles, and 6 book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of 3 medical professional journals, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders, and Pain Studies and Treatment. Dr. Skaer's publications have appeared in numerous journals including, Drugs, Clinical Drug Investigation, PharmacoEconomics, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, American Journal of Medicine, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and the New England Journal of Medicine among others.

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Alan J. Waldman, MD
703 N. Main St.
Ste. B
Gainesville FL 32601
USA
phone: 352-377-3771
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Alan J. Waldman, MD, has practiced Forensic Neuropsychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry for over 20 years. He specializes in the evaluation of head injuries, dementia, any type of post accident cerebral neuropathy, and any neuropsychiatric / psychiatric disorder.

The learning and honing of Dr. Waldman's skills progressed through his stint as full time faculty at the University of Florida, his subsequent private practice, the neuropsychiatric consultant to a head injury rehabilitation and residential facility, and the medical directorship of a 217 bed State of Florida forensic psychiatric institution. While at the institution, he did consultations on the head injured patients and those suspected of malingering.

Litigation Support - Dr. Waldman has evaluated over 400 respondents or potential respondents, for the state and defense in Florida's post incarceration sex offender program. He has testified in approximately 50 hearings and trials (again for both sides) and has been qualified as an expert in the prediction of sex offender recidivism risk. He has a great deal of experience in the detection of Embellishment and Malingering.

Dr. Waldman has been qualified as an expert witness in circuit, county, and federal courts through out Florida. He was retained by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin for a case involving questions of malingering by a death row inmate whose case was remanded back to the Federal District Court in Austin by the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Waldman has testified in courts in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Texas.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations
  • Brain Injury
  • Criminology
  • Competence to Proceed (Stand Trial)
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychology
  • IMEs
  • Malingering
  • Embellishment
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Impaired Driver
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sanity / Trial Competency
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Sexual Harassment / Discrimination
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Suicide
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    Herschel R. Lessin, MD
    Founder, Vice President
    28 Kingwood Drive
    Poughkeepsie NY 12601
    USA
    phone: 845-452-1700 ext. 1184
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    Herschel R. Lessin, MD, CMCE, has been a full-time practicing Pediatrician since 1982. Trained at Stanford and Yale, he the senior partner of one of the larger single specialty Pediatric practices in the United States, The Children's Medical Group, PLLC, with 9 offices and 24 clinicians in NY's Hudson Valley. His practice includes children from birth through the end of college.

    Dr. Lessin see office based patients and rounds on newborns in the nursery. He takes call at nights and weekends as well. With 36 years of clinical practice, he is experiences in all aspects of general Pediatric care.

    Dr. Lessin is active on a national policy level, having been co-lead author on several American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements and technical reports, as well as being a member of the authoring committee on several others. He has reviewed a majority of AAP policy statements during his 6 years on the nation Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine, making comments for possible revision as needed. He is currently serving on the committee revising the national guidelines for the care of ADHD.

    Dr. Lessin has had broad media experience, hosting medical spots on radio, TV, and online. He has authored a biweekly column for a regional newspaper on general pediatrics. He has appeared on regional radio providing advice, both prerecorded and live call in.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Lessin has served as an expert witness in Pediatric Malpractice litigation for over 30 years, working for both plaintiff and defense. He has reviewed and provided opinions in hundreds of case and testified at deposition dozens of times. He has been qualified as an expert at trial on 16 cases to date (March 2018) He is willing to travel if required. Dr. Lessin provides honest opinions based solely on the facts of the case materials reviewed, without regard to the position of retaining counsel. He has lectured to physicians on medical liability issues at a national level as well as regional and local groups.
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    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D.
    President
    35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield (San Francisco) CA
    USA
    phone: 415-461-4845
    fax: 415-461-4039
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    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. is double Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Raffle has over 49 years as a clinical and forensic psychiatrist offering his expert opinion in Federal and State jurisdictions nationwide. In addition to serving as an expert witness, Dr. Raffle consults to attorneys, judges, insurers, and to employers regarding Fitness for Duty and Risk of Violence (Threat) Assessment:

  • 5000+ psychiatric assessments
  • Expert testimony in 700 depositions and trials
  • Successful clinical practice

    The job of an expert witness is to educate a jury, judge, attorney, and trier of fact about the forensic psychiatrist's conclusions and how those opinions were derived in a manner well-reasoned, skillful, and easily understood by every person, not only another forensic psychiatrist. In short, an educator. Dr. Raffle’s experience as an educator extends well beyond a forensic venue, yet underpins the key to his ability to explain his opinions.

  • Prof. of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical School, 20 years
  • U.C. Hastings College of the Law postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" instructing seasoned attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, with special focus on mental health experts and licensed medical professionals, Psychiatrists (MDs), Psychologists (LCSWs / MFTs), and physicians in other medical specialties, 11 years

    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates' expertise is well-established in forensic assessment in the areas of:
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Dementia and Competency
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Undue Influence
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Malingering
    • Emotional Distress: Intentional & Unintentional infliction
    • Emotional Distress: Forensic Evaluation to render medical-legal opinion
    • Diagnosis and Need for Treatment
    • Fitness For Duty
    • Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination (ADA, Title VII, EEOC)
    • Harassment
    • Employment Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Temporary and Permanent Disability
    • Medical Records Review
    • Assist in Preparation for Direct and Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses and Deposition of expert witnesses
    Licensed in California.
  • 12/3/2014 · Psychiatry
    In order for a medical opinion to be admissible as evidence in civil, criminal and administrative cases, the basis of the opinion must fulfill either the Daubert Criteria or the Frye test, depending on the jurisdiction. The judge of the court rules on the admissibility of the expert opinion. The effect of Daubert has been to limit expert testimony to opinions which are based on a scientific foundation. Daubert specifies that adequate scientific support and method and a known error rate must exist. The testimony of a mental health expert rendering an opinion using criteria which does not meet Daubert standards is weakened by the implication that it is not based on "sound science." In some instances, for example, a mental health expert uses an approach where there are no peer-reviewed studies or methods, such as when psychologists compose their own neuropsychological test batteries. In most cases where an attorney is considering a "Daubert challenge," a contemporaneous and up-to-date literature search is indicated. Also, extensive case law presently exists as to specific issues. Being familiar with the Daubert criteria enhances effectiveness in challenging a mental health expert's opinion, whether on voir dire or cross examination. On direct examination, the strengths of an opinion reached under Daubert criteria become a "teaching moment" for the trier of fact, because it will be founded on the science of mental health assessment.

    10/27/2014 · Psychiatry
    Undue influence occurs when the testator's freewill and freedom of choice in the disposition of the assets of his or her estate is replaced by the substituted judgment/wishes of another. This can apply to creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal instrument.

    2/11/2014 · Psychiatry
    The medical expert cannot express an opinion about the ultimate question to the trier of fact: how much is the plaintiff's emotional distress (emotional injury) worth in dollars? Yet when the question of these monetary damages is put to a jury, their deliberations are better-served if considered in the context of a Forensic Psychiatrist's knowledgeable findings and testimony.

    5/28/2009 · Human Factors
    All psychiatric reports evaluate something, but not always the same thing. For example, eligibility for benefits, or fitness to do a job. To make sense of the report, the reader must determine what is being evaluated and how it is being done

    5/28/2009 · Psychiatry
    In civil cases where emotional distress is alleged, it often occurs that the plaintiff’s attorney designates the treater as his expert. Usually the argument is that the plaintiff’s own therapist has spent many more hours with the plaintiff than the defense expert and therefore "knows" the plaintiff better. The treater often agrees with this reasoning

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    Mohan Nair, MD
    133 The Promenade, Ste. 108
    Long Beach CA 90802
    USA
    phone: 562-495-3937
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    Mohan Nair, MD, trained at the University of California (Irvine) and Harvard and is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in:
    • Brain Injury Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behavioral Neurology / Neuropsychiatry
  • Dr. Nair brings his extensive training, clinical experience, and formal board certifications to provide in-depth and nuanced medico-legal analysis of cases for both adults and children involving brain injury, frequently and tragically combined with chronic pain and severe psychological trauma (PTSD). He is committed to comprehensive and accurate forensic examinations, quality neuropsychological assessment, and use of the most up to date technology available in the field.

    Mohan Nair Neuropsychiatry Expert PhotoLitigation Support - Dr. Nair has provided extensive trial testimony in defense and plaintiffs cases. With cases primarily involving Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he provides and coordinates medical, psychological, neuropsychological, toxicological, and imaging experts for complex civil litigation.

    Dr. Nair is familiar with the milieu of the courtroom and its adversarial nature that can be intimidating for non-forensic scientists. He will provide timely and jargon free IME reports when needed and prepare for and withstand forceful cross examinations He provides the full spectrum expert witness services for personal injury/civil litigation, criminal cases, private disability, medical board investigations, and employment litigation, including confidential consultations, record reviews, litigation support for IME, depositions, witness preparation, and trial testimony.
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    1500 Walnut St.
    Ste. 902
    Philadelphia PA 19102
    USA
    phone: 215-731-1901
    fax: 215-731-9503
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    Richard M. Sobel, MD, DFAPA, has over 30 years of experience practicing Adult Psychiatry and Pain Management / Medicine. His specialty focus is in Pain Medicine, for which he has sub-specialty board certification, Psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology.

    Dr. Sobel believes in a collaborative, mutually-respectful doctor-patient relationship when recovering from mental illness and daunting chronic pain. His treatments include Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Pain management, including medication monitoring, and Suboxone.

    Specialty Areas:
    • Adjustment Disorders
    • Anxiety / Panic Disorder
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Chronic Pain
  • Depression / Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Workers Compensation / Disability
  • Dr. Sobel is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical School. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Sobel is immediate Past President and continues to serve on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, one of six regional chapters of the American Pain Society. He is a Councilor for the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and Representative of the Pennsylvania Psychiatry Society to the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain Management Work Group of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

    In 2014, Dr. Sobel was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College and, in 2013, was nominated Practitioner of the Year by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.

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    Scott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM
    89 Cannon Road
    South Portland ME 04106
    USA
    phone: 207-356-7153
    fax: 207-221-1289
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    Scott Davis Addiction Medicine Expert PhotoScott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM, is a Board-Certified Addiction Medicine specialist and Internist. Formerly the lead Addiction Medicine Physician for the world-renowned Betty Ford Center, he has been regarded as a leading expert in the field of Addiction Medicine, garnering requests from numerous professional organizations and government agencies.

    Dr. Davis currently serves as Medical Director of the Residential Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Liberty Bay Recovery Center, the Women’s Residential Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Ginger’s House, and the Outpatient Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Behavioral Health Resources of Maine, all in Portland, ME. He is also an Addiction Medicine Physician at Evans Management Services in Westbrook, ME.

    In 2012, Dr. Davis was nominated by the Governor to the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council to review and assist implementation of healthcare-related improvements for the state. He has also been appointed to the Maine State Legislature LD1501 Workgroup committee where he produced recommendations for legislative amendments to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion, and as a team leader to the Maine State Prescription Drug Abuse Summit, where he facilitated discussion on drug treatment and recovery and developed “actionable” plans.

    Dr. Davis is a published author of Living Jonathan's Life, a memoir and reference on addiction and substance abuse topics for health care providers and families seeking information on these topics. He is passionate about community outreach and education on addiction and substance abuse to health care providers and communities.

    Dr. Davis Interviewed by CBS on Prescription Drug Addiction (view at 45 seconds)


    Litigation Support - Scott Mitchell Davis, MD, MA, FASAM offers expert witness and consulting nationally to law firms and other organizations seeking expertise on matters related to addiction and substance abuse and substance abuse standard of care issues. Dr. Davis' services include medical record review, second opinions, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Addiction Medicine
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Drugs & Substance Abuse Disorders Alcohol
    • Medication Reactions and Interactions
    • Tobacco Dependency
    • Chemical Dependency
  • Detoxification
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Opioid Overdose
  • Internal Medicine Drug Abuse
  • Methadone / Drug Treatment
  • Wrongful Death
  • For many individuals contemplating treatment for addiction, ninety or more days of residential treatment can be a daunting thought; even difficult for some to consider beyond the once-mainstay "30 day" inpatient treatment program. While many programs still use this "30 day" model, this duration was not based on research or science. It was simply the time period that insurance carriers agreed to provide coverage in the 1940-s and 1950-s, and so was adapted as the model for treatment.

    There are many reasons not to drink at a Holiday party. For example, you may need to avoid alcohol because you are driving, because you are a recovering alcoholic or simply because you are going somewhere after the party and you need to be clear-minded. There is also a chance that you want to have a drink or two but want to avoid getting drunk and losing control. In any case, there are some things you can do to stay sober.

    11/3/2017 · Addiction Issues
    The pills - he had to find the pills. Running from his house to his leased car, he yanked open the front door and reached for the fuse box. The stash he kept there was gone. Frantically pushing his hands under the front seat, he poured through the car before ripping off the dashboard.

    Scott M. Davis, MD
    A true story of identical twin brothers, each fighting similar physical and emotional battles. One would lose his life; the other would nearly self-destruct. It includes a directory of treatment programs, intervention resources and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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    Samuel Romirowsky, PhD
    Omega Professional Center
    F-52 Omega Drive
    Newark DE 19713
    USA
    phone: 302-737-7090
    fax: 302-737-7430
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    Samuel Romirowsky Psychologist Expert PhotoDr. Samuel Romirowsky, PhD is a Forensic Psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. Currently licensed to practice in Newark, Delaware and Media, and Pennsylvania, Dr. Romirowsky's services are available to children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and families. Specializing in children of divorce and high conflict resolution, he provides Child Custody Evaluations and Mediation / Parent Coordination Services.

    Other Specialties Include:
    • Psychological Screening for Medical Procedures
    • Pain Management
    • Psychological Adjustment to Medical Conditions
    • Loss and Grief
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Divorce
  • Parent Coordinator Services
  • In-service Training
  • Dr. Romirowsky is a member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Delaware Psychological Association, and the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1978 and has been in private practice since that time.

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    Richard Stieg
    409 Main St suite 216
    PO Box 2370
    Frisco Colorado 80443
    United States
    phone: 303-886-1836
    fax: 970-455-8233
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    Richard Stieg Neurology Pain ExpertDr. Richard Stieg, MD, MHS is board certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He is a founding member and tenth President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Stieg currently sees patients in a private practice in Aurora, Colorado. He also served as Co-Medical Director of the Centennial Rehabilitation Associates (CRA) until 2013. A private institution in Aurora, CRA offered several outpatient programs for patients with chronic pain and traumatic brain injury, some with concurrent psychiatric disorders including addiction to prescription and illicit drugs.

    Background: For over 8 years, Dr. Stieg worked with Pinnacol Assurance developing a statewide PPO-like organization consisting of primary care and specialty physicians specially trained to offer workers' compensation care in Colorado. He also served the Division of Workers' Compensation in the state of Colorado as a taskforce member of four different committees that developed medical treatment guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for the workers' compensation system.

    Dr. Stieg was a founding member of the board of directors and Editor-in-Chief of the website of the National Pain Foundation and serves the board of directors of the Oakley Foundation. He has served the world of Pain Medicine in many capacities, including Associate Professorships at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and editorial positions on several professional journals, including the Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Forum, Pain Medicine and Disability.

    Graduated Pain Treatment Consulting Services:
    • Pain Education
    • Lifestyle Change Counseling
    • Physica Therapy
    • Biofeedback
    • Pharmacological Agents
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Delivery of Drugs or Electrical Stimulation to the Spinal Cord
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    2/7/2014 · Pain Management
    A panel of experts in pain medicine and public policy convened to examine root causes and risk factors for opioid-related poisoning deaths and to propose recommendations to reduce death rates.

    1/7/2014 · Pain Management
    There appears to be little question that pain represents a significant American public health problem. A recent Gallup poll reported that an estimated 26 million Americans suffer with severe pain, with half of those reporting daily occurrence. Six in ten Americans with severe or moderate pain have lived with the condition for at least seven months. More than half report poor pain control despite having consulted with physicians. Interestingly, four in five Americans believe that aches and pains are a natural part of getting older, and 64% will see a doctor only when they cannot stand the pain any longer.

    12/6/2013 · Pain Management
    Teaching in the field of pain medicine seems to be dominated by emphasis on pain as a symptom. This is a natural response to the scientism that dominates our medical training, thinking and practice. The topic of pain and spirituality affords us the opportunity to re-focus our attention on the multidimensional aspects of the pain experience, as many have so eloquently done before. (1,2,3) We introduce our topic by posing several questions:

    11/25/2013 · Pain Management
    There is evidence that all types of pain are inadequately managed in the United States and that this was true long before the advent of managed care.37, 39, 42 This situation is likely due to a number of social factors, including the following:

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    Lauren Rich
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    928 N. York St., Suite 12
    Muskogee OK 74403
    USA
    phone: 800-511-7069
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    Lauren Rich received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oklahoma, and a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas. She also holds a certification from the National Association of Forensic Counselors as a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Therapist and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate. Ms. Rich currently works with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Eastern Oklahoma as a PTSD Psychotherapist where she interviews Veterans and families to establish facts as part of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and treatment. Her specialty areas of training include:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain
    • Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD

    Ms. Rich's proficiency with Veterans of combat trauma and those in Federal law enforcement is evidenced by client testimonials. She uses these same techniques on her passion, the prevention of sexual abuse, which extends into helping those who are convicted sex offenders and those who are "non-offending pedophiles." 

    Litigation Support - Lauren Rich provides civil and criminal expert witness services for cases involving mental health diagnoses. She evaluates and assesses clients who are in all phases of the legal system. Ms. Rich helps clients create a better defense, know when to take a plea deal, and advocate for the best interest of your client. Ms. Rich will guide clients through the latest research on mental health, sex addiction, available therapies, and other ongoing treatment options. Her trial consultation services enable courts and juries to make better-informed decisions by cutting through professional jargon and legalese to persuasively engage the audience. 

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Child Custody Evaluations
    • Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations
    • Fitness for Parenting Evaluation
    • Psychosexual Evaluations
    • Pre-Surgical Evaluations
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Sexual Addictions
    • Chronic Pain
    10/9/2018 · Psychology
    Every attorney involved in criminal cases inevitably encounters a client who's accused of a sexual crime. Despite believability, it is one of the few crimes when the client is presumed guilty until proven innocent. Regardless of the attorney's role in the case it is imperative that attorneys understand the purpose of psychosexual evaluations (PSE), which client is a good candidate for the PSE, when they should be administered, and who provides such evaluations. This article is a very brief summary of what PSEs entail and has been specifically written for attorneys who practice in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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    Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery, RN, BSN
    1733 Birchwood Drive
    San Marcos CA 92069
    USA
    phone: 760-445-4893
    fax: 760-888-0328
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    Daybreak Retirement Villas is a healthcare professional owned and operated Residential Care Facility whose goal is to provide quality care for residents in a comfortable setting. Daybreak Retirement Villas offers premier and Luxurious Senior Living Alternatives within elegant surroundings.

    Licensed for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, and bedridden residents, the professionals at Daybreak have extensive experience with Hospice Care, Incontinence, Stroke, Parkinson’s, and Dementia.

    Cynthia Minnery Elder Abuse Expert PhotoPrincipal, Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery RN, BSN has over 30 years of experience caring for the elderly within Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living Facilities. Ms. Minnery has worked as a Director of Quality Compliance in Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care. She now owns Residential Care Facilities and is familiar with the Standards of Care expected of caregivers in these settings.

    Ms. Minnery has years of experience and training in care of the elderly and common disorders like Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other Geriatric Syndromes. She currently serves on the San Diego Dementia Consortium board of directors and Clinical advisory committee.

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    Ray S. Kim, Ph.D.
    Clinical Psychologist
    2300 Barrington Road, Suite 400
    Hoffman Estates IL 60169
    USA
    phone: 847-309-7475
    fax: 847-984-9292
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    Ray S. Kim, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist focused on providing individual, couples, and family therapy, as well as Forensic Evaluations for adults and juveniles.

    Areas of Consultation:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Child and Adolescent Issues
    • Relationship Problems
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Sex Offender Evaluations
  • Violence Risk Assessments
  • Dr. Kim is currently the Director of Chicago Metropolitan Forensic Services at the Illinois Department of Human Services where he supervises a team of clinical psychologists and social workers who evaluate the placement of individuals into forensic facilities. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Training at Chicago Metropolitan Forensic Services where he developed and supervises a forensic practicum program which provides opportunities for specialized clinical training in the area of forensic psychology.

    Dr. Kim was one of the first psychologists trained by the Illinois Department of Human Services to evaluate sex offenders for sexual dangerousness under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act. He is also among the first to be certified as a Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in Illinois.

    Certifications - Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Forensic Psychologist, Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, Board Registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Provider, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

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    3/11/2015 · Psychology
    Forensic psychological evaluations have become a valuable resource for the criminal justice system by addressing important forensic questions. For instance, assessing risk for violence can help courts make appropriate decisions on issues such as sentencing, granting privileges, and community reintegration. If an individual is assessed to be a high risk for future violence, a judge has grounds to order a more restrictive setting compared to someone who is a lower risk for recidivism. By tailoring court decisions based on accurate psychological evaluations, the community is safer while the defendant's rights are also protected.

    Ray S. Kim, PhD
    When minors violate a criminal statute, they enter the juvenile justice system rather than the adult criminal system. Although differences exist, both court systems recognize the competency to stand trial law. Just like adults, it would be unfair for juveniles to proceed in the legal process if they were deemed incompetent to stand trial because they did not understand the court proceedings against them or could not adequately assist in their defense. The purpose of this book is to educate minors about the juvenile justice system and prepare them for their day in court.
    Ray S. Kim, PhD
    The correctional system has become the largest provider of mental health care in our society. Due to the prevalence of mental disabilities in the criminal justice system, many defendants are found Incompetent to Stand Trial. However, defendants do not usually understand what it means to be incompetent, let alone what to do about it. The purpose of this guidebook is to help defendants better understand why they were found incompetent, what they can do about it, and how to get the best possible outcomes.
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    Glen D. Skoler, PhD
    Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
    111 Presidential Boulevard
    Suite 237, East Lobby
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    Bala Cynwyd PA 19004
    USA
    phone: 240-605-2988
    fax: 267-292-2649
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    Glen D. Skoler, PhD is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 25 years of experience. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

    Dr. Skoler's clinical psychology practice provides psychotherapy and psychological testing. Centered in Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, as well as the Cherry Hill & Marlton areas of New Jersey, the practice offers individual counseling, therapy, testing and assessment for adults, teens and pre-teens, as well as couples counseling.

    Dr. Skoler's domestic relations practice accepts cases involving custody/visitation, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress, parental alienation, contested abuse allegations, and child abduction/retention in interstate cases or international cases under the Hague Child Abduction Convention.

    Dr. Skoler's forensic psychology practice provides court evaluations, testing and expert witness testimony in criminal, civil, juvenile court, military, immigration, employment, and domestic relations cases. State and Federal court cases are accepted from around the nation, particularly in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, as wells the tri-state area of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. His services are offered equally to defense, prosecuting, county, family law, and civil litigation attorneys.

    Dr. Skoler served as a contributing author and expert panel member for the ABA's Benchbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony. He has given presentations to such entities as the American Bar Association, the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. Secret Service, the NSA/CIA Psychology Staff, the U.S. Senate Chaplain, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He has been cited in or appeared on National Public Radio, CBS 48 Hours, The Huffington Post, the A&E Biography Channel, and The Washington Post.

    Psychotherapy
    • Individual Psychotherapy
    • Marital & Couples Counseling
    • Abuse, Trauma & Recovery
    • Women’s Issues
  • Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • OCD, PTSD, ADD
  • Adults, Teens & Children
  • Psychological Testing
    • Diagnostic & Personality
    • Psychoeducational
    • IQ, LD, GT, ADD
  • Neuropsychological
  • Memory and Aging
  • Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Forensic Psychology Evaluation and Consulting
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    Marcel O. Ponton, PhD
    2 N. Lake Ave, Ste. 800
    Pasadena CA 91101
    USA
    phone: 626-449-2484
    fax: 626-449-1107
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    Marcel O. Ponton, PhD, has over 25 years of experience in the field of Psychology. He specializes in the Neuropsychological Assessment and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury patients and patients with Psychological Trauma.

    Dr. Ponton continues to treat brain injury and trauma survivors in his private practice. He has extensive expertise in the assessment of Spanish-speaking patients. He is a published author, Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Fuller Theological Seminary.

    Litigation Support - Over the past 22 years he has served as an expert witness, Dr. Ponton has executed hundreds of evaluations and been retained for his expertise over 300 times. He has testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator over 40 times. Dr. Ponton's services include neuropsychological assessments, psychological assessments, report writing, medical records review, consulting, and assessment of children and adults.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Forensic Neuropsychology
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Trauma
    • Malingering
    • Personal Injury
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychology
  • Dementia
  • Sanity / Trial Competency
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Handedness
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